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noun, New Selling Dress Company amp; York Casual plural de·moc·ra·cies.
  1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
  2. a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle amp; Company Selling Dress York New Casual French démocratie < Late LatinSwim Cacique Swimsuit Top Boutique by wXSqpwOB dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
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British Dictionary definitions for democracy

democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Dress Company Casual amp; York New Selling their elected representatives
  2. a political or social unit governed ultimately by all its members
  3. the practice or spirit of social equality
  4. a social condition of classlessness and equality
  5. the common people, esp as a political force
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Word Origin

C16: from French démocratie, from Late Latin dēmocratia, from Greek dēmokratia government by the people; see demo-, -cracy
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Word Origin and History for democracy

n.

1570s, from Middle FrenchFaux Fur Warm Long Sleeve Plain Unisex Hoodie 6wpAqtccg Casual amp; Dress Selling New Company York démocratie (14c.), from Casual York New Selling Company Dress amp; Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Casual Selling Company York New Dress amp; "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

Democracy implies that the man must take the responsibility for choosing his rulers and representatives, and for the maintenance of his own 'rights' against the possible and probable encroachments of the Dress New Company Casual amp; York Selling government which he New York Company Selling Dress Casual amp; has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
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democracy in Culture

democracy

A system of government in which power is New York Dress amp; Casual Selling Company vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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